Michael Jordan Opens Clinic for Uninsured in North Carolina

Michael Jordan Opens Clinic for Uninsured in North Carolina
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Michael Jordan is making good on a $7 million promise to Charlotte, North Carolina. 

The NBA icon, mogul and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets snipped the ribbon at the opening of The Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic Thursday. It will serve those who are uninsured or underinsured, CBS News reports.

The facility includes a physical therapy room, X-ray room and 12 exam rooms.  Behavioral health and social support services are also available.

The clinic will have a social worker on hand to connect patients with other resources. Jordan said he decided to open the clinic in the area, after a study determined there was a dire need for primary care providers there. Another study found that Charlotte ranks last in the nations for large cities when it comes to children born into economic poverty.

"I believe that your ZIP code or neighborhood should not determine the quality of your health care -- or whether or not you can even get care at all," Jordan said in a statement.

In 2017, Jordan donated $7 million to Novant Health to build the facility along with a second location, also in Charlotte that has not yet been built.

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